Mississippi - HE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach HE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in HE.

Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

a. Successful implementation of Physical Education and Comprehensive Health Education must include the following:

  • i. 1/2 Carnegie unit of physical education provided by staff that possess a valid 9-12 teaching license with a physical education endorsement (See Waivers/Exemptions in Appendix, item 11.)
  • ii. Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards require 1/2 Carnegie unit requirement for health education provided by staff that possess a valid 9-12 teaching license with a health education endorsement (See Waivers/Exemptions in Appendix, item 11.)

Contemporary Health (9-12)

Licensure Requirements

Beginning with Academic Year 2013-2014, academic education Contemporary Health (9-12) teachers will be required to hold one of these two educator licenses: 142 Health Education (7-12) or 143 Health Education (K-12).
Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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